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Connie Frank

Amy and heard such loving stories Mr Farrar as a loving dad and devoted granddad. I know he will be sorely missed

Connie Frank

I worked with

Shane and Amy Kelly

We're thankful for the time that we got to spend with Gary, because of Wes and Amy. He was a good man and he's definitely going to be missed.

Robin Lentz

Gary was a dedicated mentor to two young men in our program. Aside from always lending a hand to our organization, he was my friend. He will be missed dearly. Sending big hugs to his sweet family. Rest in peace and comfort my friend.

Robert O'Malley

I am proud to have worked for/with Gary onboard USS Saratoga CV-60

Gary Douglas Farrar


Gary Douglas Farrar passed away February 20, 2024 at his home in Fernandina Beach.

Gary was born in Louisville, Kentucky and grew up in West Virginia. The only son of Allan and Nina Farrar, he joined the Navy shortly after high school. In 1993, he retired from the Navy as a Master Chief Petty Officer with 26 years of service.
In his post Naval career he taught Computer Science courses at numerous colleges and universities. He served as Director of Systems at Jacksonville University until 2007. Out of a love of education he continued to teach online with Columbia College well into his 70's. He mentored youth and was recently recognized as Take Stock in Children Nassau Mentor of the Year. He loved his daughters and grandkids, the Cleveland Browns, the US Navy, teaching, bowling, golf, travel and meeting new people.
Mr. Farrar leaves behind his two sisters Pamela Roberts (Bill) and Linda Booth (John), his two daughters Alison Bragdon (Geoff) of Piedmont, SC and Amy OBriant (Wesley) of Fernandina Beach, FL and many grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors from 5:00 until 7:00 PM.
Services will be held at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Mission in Yulee on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 10:30 AM.
He will be laid to rest at Jacksonville National Cemetery.


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